Annette Dölker

Dr Annette Dölker advises national and international clients on how to build and develop outstanding leadership teams. She is a senior member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Global Financial Services sector.

Based in Germany, Annette leads Russell Reynolds Associates’ Hamburg Office. With more than 25 years of professional experience, she is a trusted advisor to industry leaders across insurance, reinsurance, asset management, and banking. She also works with global clients in the business and professional services sector. Annette advises boards, CEOs, and senior-level executives on building excellent leadership teams, including cross-industry hiring. She is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion across all dimensions.

Annette has spent more than a decade in executive search. Prior to joining the firm, she managed the financial, strategic, and legal functions of a Bancassurance group. Before that, she was a Chief Risk Officer in the same group. Earlier, Annette spent a decade with McKinsey & Co. and Accenture, providing strategic, operational, and risk expertise to leading financial services clients across Europe.

"Diversity, equity and inclusion is so powerful at work. If you believe in these values from the bottom of your heart and let them guide everything you do, you will have a great learning experience."

Annette has a Master’s degree in Insurance and Business Mathematics from the University of Hamburg. She also holds a Master's degree in Business Research and a Doctoral degree from Munich's Ludwig Maximilians University. Annette is fluent in English, French, and German.
She is also a certified member of the German Actuarial Association.
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Areas of Expertise

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Executive Search Financial Officers Insurance Technology, Data, and Digital Officers

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